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1st Edition

Student Motivation and Quality of Life in Higher Education

ISBN 9780415787901
Published December 14, 2016 by Routledge
234 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Higher education is a high stakes process involving engagement with curricula and often entails coping with the onslaught of assessments and examinations. This process creates a level of intensity that impacts on the student experience in higher education. It is, therefore, important to consider not only the motivational aspects of learning but also quality of life issues, as they have profound effects on students. Quality of life affects the way students interact with their formal education, and has wide-reaching effects on future careers and their ability to coordinate everyday events. Integrating these two concepts, student motivation and quality of life, brings together the explicit elements that underpin learning in the higher education context, creating links between the affective and social aspects of the student life. This synthesis is integral to improving student retention and quality of life and has important ramifications for educationalists, administrators, pastoral care and academic support service personnel, and students themselves. Some highlights of the book include:

  • Applied Positive Psychology in Higher Education
  • Internationalisation and Quality of Life: A Taiwanese Perspective
  • The Computer Assisted Learning for the Mind (CALM) Website: Teaching Skills to Increase Resilience
  • The Oxford University Peer Support Programme: Addressing the Wellbeing of Students
  • Higher Education and Student Stress: Reclaiming Light, Liberty and Learning
  • Improving academic quality of life through attribution- and motivation-focused counselling

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Marcus Henning, Christian Krageloh, Glenis Wong-Toi  Part1: Student Perspectives  2. Motivation to learn and quality of life: An undergraduate student’s perspective Chen Zhou  3. In pursuit of the PhD: Quality of life and motivation to learn Erin Hill  4. Motivation to learn Marcus Henning and Emanuel Manalo  5. Quality of life and higher education Rex Billington and Christian Krägeloh  6. Applied positive psychology in higher education Aaron Jarden and Rebecca Jarden Part 2: Diversity Perspectives on Motivation to Learn and Quality of Life  7. International students’ wellbeing, relationships, and quality of life Nancy Arthur and Natalee Popadiuk  8. Internationalisation and quality of life: A Taiwanese perspective Li-chuan Chiang  9. Higher education in Thailand: Factors influencing students’ motivation to study Prachyapan Petchuay  10. Health-related quality of life in youth: Definition, dimensions, and research difficulties Marta Gil-Lacruz  11. Health-related quality of life in a sample of young people in Spain Marta Gil-Lacruz and Ana Isabel Gil-Lacruz  12. The effects of optimism and positive orientation on subjective wellbeing of Japanese students Kyoko Hashimoto and Masuo Koyasu  13. Quality of life and motivation to learn in medical students from different cultures Mataroria Lyndon and Andrew Hill  14. Culture, motivation, and sport: Developing cultural competence of health and physical education pre-service teachers Matthew Winslade  15. Pasifika relational space and its connection with motivation to learn and quality of life Mona O’Shea, I’u Tuagalu and Marcus Henning  16. Motivation to learn and quality of life issues in higher education students with a disability Rachel Dryer, Graham Tyson and Rosemary Shaw Part 3: Promotion of Motivation to Learn and Quality of Life in Higher Education 17. Improving academic quality of life through attribution- and motivation-focused counselling Glenn Hirsch  18. The Computer Assisted Learning for the Mind (CALM) website: Teaching skills to increase resilience Fiona Moir and  Antonio Fernando  19. Mental health and perceived self-efficacy of medical students: Research findings and implications for eLearning support Iain Doherty and Julie Chen  20. The Oxford University peer support programme: Addressing the wellbeing of students Anne Ford  21.Resilience in tertiary students Stephen Wealthall   22. Quality of life, motivation, and professionalism, in higher education: Implications for medical curriculum Ralph Pinnock and Wayne Hazell  23. Higher education and student stress: Reclaiming light, liberty and learning Colin Gibbs  Part 4: Conclusion and Model  24. Synthesis of quality of life and motivation to learn Marcus Henning, Christian Krägeloh, Glenis Wong-Toi, Emmanuel Manalo, Rex, Billington, Colin Gibbs, Susan J Hawken 

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Marcus A. Henning is a senior lecturer and post-graduate academic advisor at the Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education at the University of Auckland.

Christian U. Krägeloh is a senior lecturer in Psychology at Auckland University of Technology.

Glenis Wong-Toi is a learning disabilities advisor at Student Learning Services (Libraries and Learning Services) at the University of Auckland.